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Cranston, John Jnr (1823–39)

Cranston, John jnr

Ringwood, Hants.; upholder, cabinet maker and auctioneer (fl.1823–39)

In 1823 the business was described as Cranston & Son(s) but thereafter as John Cranston jnr. Listed at High St and West St in 1830. He appears to have adopted a policy of labelling his furniture and examples are known of a mahogany extending dining table, a rosewood table with a penwork top and a pair of rosewood card tables, all of Regency date, so marked, and of good quality.

Sources: DEFM; Stabler, ‘English Newspaper Advertisements as a Source of Furniture History’, Regional Furniture (1991).

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.